From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties,
Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago,
Illinois; page 554, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria,
Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society,
Herman H. Lovecamp, one of the most successful farmers and stock
raisers of township 17, range 11, near Arenzville, Illinois, was born
in this county in 1840. He has passed his life in this section and is
the son of Katherine and Fred Lovecamp, both natives of Germany, born
and reared in Hanover, and married after they came to St. Louis. They
were early settlers of Cass county, coming to Cass county about 1835.
They were both industrious and economical, and bravely contended
against all the trials that beset the early settlers. They spent their
last days on the large farm which their united efforts had earned. Mr.
Lovecamp only lived to be forty-five years old, but his wife survived
him until she was seventy-eight. They had both been Lutherans, and Mr.
Lovecamp was a Republican, a worthy, good citizen and his wife was one
of the best and kindest women in the world.
Herman grew up under his mother's care and became a farmer also.
He was married in this county to Mary Peters, born in Hanover, Germany,
December 19, 1843. She came to the United States and to Beardstown with
her parents Mary and Fred Peters, in 1845. Mr. Peters was a blacksmith
by trade, a good mechanic and had always been a hard working man until
the time of his death. He was a Democrat and belonged to the Lutheran
Church. He died in 1877, aged sixty-five. His wife is still living in
Beardstown, and upon her last birthday, August 13, 1892, was
seventy-three years old. She is still active and has been a member of
the Lutheran Church all her life. Mrs. Lovecamp is one of nine
children, three yet living. She is one of the good, German women where
she resides and she has the respect of the whole neighborhood. She is
the mother of twelve children: Emma and Cora died young; John is a
harness maker in Arenzville; William, a farmer in Cass county, married
Miss Caroline Carls; Henry assists in running the home farm; Mary,
Christina, Lucinda, Louisa, Alma, Albert and Julius are all at home.
They are Lutherans and they have had the pleasure of seeing their
children confirmed in the same faith. Mr. Lovecamp and his grown sons
agree in their political faith, being members of the Democratic party.
Mr. Lovecamp owns over 240 acres of well improved land, and has
been the possessor of it for the past fifteen years. He has made a
great many improvements on the place and now resides very comfortably
in his nice home with his family around him.